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To best serve their clients, executive recruiters must understand that a company’s integration of artificial intelligence requires trust.

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Heidrick & Struggles’ first annual survey of data, analytics and artificial intelligence executives examines both organizational structure and compensation for roles with these responsibilities.

Attracting Top Talent in the Age of AI

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Cooper Coleman Recruits New Leader for ReVive Center for Housing and Healing

Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC has assisted in the recruitment of Kesha Larkins as the new executive director of ReVive Center for Housing and Healing in Chicago. Ms. Larkins is a seasoned non-profit leader with a track record in fundraising, operational management, and program development. With a commitment to trauma-sensitive care, she has dedicated her career to making


Calibre One Opens Latin America Practice

Executive search firm Calibre One has appointed Manny Corsino to start up and lead its new Latin America practice from Miami. Additionally, this is Calibre One’s first Miami office. “We’re extremely pleased Manny will be leading this new venture for us,” said Tom Barnes, managing partner for Calibre One. “His vast experience working both in the U.S. and throughout Latin

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Executive Recruiters Pull Off Another Remarkable Year, Remain Bullish for 2023

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive recruiters. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2022, a result of continued pentup demand for senior-level leaders and their key reports.


Why Every Private Equity Portco CEO Needs a Chief of Staff

The role of a chief of staff has evolved from its origins in the military and government to become a pivotal position in the corporate world. Initially coined by McKinsey for the U.S. government, the chief of staff role has transitioned into the private sector, proving particularly invaluable in private equity portfolio companies (portcos). For

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?


DRiWaterstone Human Capital Tapped by the San Diego Workforce Partnership to Lead CEO Search

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been selected by the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) to lead in its search for a new CEO. Senior consultant BJ Davis is leading the assignment. Following a competitive RFP process this spring, SDWP’s joint personnel committee selected DRiWaterstone Human Capital to lead the search due to the firm’s record


Human Capital Solutions Expands to Miami

Human Capital Solutions a boutique consulting firm specializing in retained executive search, professional recruiting, and professional coaching, has opened a new office in Miami. The addition of an office in downtown Coral Gables, FL, is what Human Capital Solutions’ CEO, Bo Burch, believes to be a necessary step in the growth of the business. “With offices


7 Ways To Build A Stronger C-Suite Leadership Pipeline

Hiring from within can often manifest itself in stagnant, slow growth environments. What PE operating partners have figured out is that talent – especially at the top of an organization – is the critical value creation lever. In case after case, that talent is injected from the outside. “When you need fresh insights, new approaches and a clear-eyed


Academic Search Recruits Provost for Aurora University

Education-focused executive recruitment firm Academic Search has assisted in the recruitment of Paaige Turner as the new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for Aurora University. Maya Ranchod Kirkhope led the assignment. “Dr. Turner is an exceptional individual who embodies the enterprising, service-oriented, and creative academic leadership that defines our university,” said Susana Rivera-Mills, president


The ECI Group Adds BeecherHill as Newest Member Firm

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. The ECI Group, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added BeecherHill


Leadership Confidence Falls to Three-Year Low

During the three years that Russell Reynolds Associates has tracked leadership confidence, the world has faced a relentless cycle of multiple, conflicting, and often unpredictable issues. From the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East and their destabilizing effects on the world, to inflation, rising interest rates, and the launch of ChatGPT igniting massive interest in


Borrer Executive Search Recruits CHRO for Teoxane

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk-taking, and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,


FMG Leading Introduces New Approach to Developing Next Generation Healthcare Leaders

Human capital advisory firm FMG Leading has unveiled a new approach to developing high-potential and next-generation healthcare leaders. “The data-driven, collaborative process has reliably delivered high value to healthcare organizations for more than four decades, preparing leaders to effectively navigate the industry’s most pressing challenges and yielding substantial, measurable results,” the company said. This process is


The People Side to AI in the Workplace

AI, including generative AI, will automate tasks humans perform today, giving us the capacity to focus on strategic and creative tasks which only humans can do—those that require intuition, experience, empathy and the other attributes which will continue to elude the “smartest” AI is indeed reshaping how businesses operate, but people will remain at the


Reffett & Associates Recruits 13th Architect of the Capitol

After an intensive, nation-wide search a bipartisan coalition from the United States Congress has named Thomas Austin as the nation’s 13th Architect of the Capitol . Seattle, WA-based Reffett & Associates assisted with the search. The assignment was led by Marshall Reffett, managing director in Seattle, and Washington D.C., along with assistance from the entire Reffett &


Employers Add 206,000 Jobs in June

Employment rose by 206,000 in June as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was 6.8 million in June. Job gains occurred in government, healthcare, social assistance, and construction. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult women


A Look at How Data-Driven, Tailored Search Drives Growth in Today’s Market

Executive search has entered a new phase of evolution. Recruiters say that while old-school search firms across the industry continue to ply the same old trade they always have, a new breed of search is producing outsized returns for clients. “At Bespoke Partners, we are at the forefront of this evolution,” said Eric Walczykowski, CEO


Preng & Associates Recruits CEO for Kimmeridge Texas Gas

Houston-based Preng & Associates has assisted in the recruitment of David Lawler as CEO of Kimmeridge Texas Gas (KTG), an affiliate of Kimmeridge. “We welcome David to the Kimmeridge Texas Gas team as it enters a compelling new era of growth, while accelerating carbon neutrality through the development of environmentally responsible, low-cost energy assets,” said Ben Dell, managing partner of


The Energists Assists Covenant Testing Technologies with CFO Search

Houston, TX-based executive search firm The Energists has helped to recruit Scott McReaken as the new CFO of oilfield services and equipment (OFSE) business Covenant Testing Technologies (CTT) in The Woodlands, Texas. Elizabeth Linhart led the search, supported by Jon Hill and the research team. “It’s been a pleasure getting to know the team at both


McCormack+Kristel Helps Recruit New Leader for Project HOME 

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has placed Donna Bullock as the new CEO of Project HOME in Philadelphia. Ms. Bullock, who has served as a Pennsylvania State Representative since 2015, will join Project HOME this summer and build upon the incredible work of co-founders sister Mary Scullion and Joan Dawson McConnon who, over the past 35 years, have


Atlantic International Acquires Lyneer Staffing Solutions

Atlantic International Corp. has acquired Lyneer Staffing Solutions, a 28 year old national strategic staffing outsourced services and workforce solutions company servicing the commercial, professional, finance, direct placement, and managed service provider verticals. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lyneer has over 1,100 customers, including, among others, enterprise scale customers UPS, DHL, FedEx,


The Role of Values-Based Hiring in Talent Attraction and Retention

Today’s employees are more concerned than ever with aligning their work lives and their personal beliefs. This shift has given rise to a trend of values-based hiring, which can help to attract like-minded talent while increasing retention rates, according to a recent report from Blue Rock Search’s Ruben Moreno. “June is home to both Pride Month and


AGB Search Recruits 8th President for Mount Saint Mary College

Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search, which specializes in higher education leadership assignments, recently assisted in the recruitment of Robert Gervasi as the eighth president of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. Current president Jason Adsit announced that he has decided not to seek a renewal when his current contract expires at the end of the 2023-24 academic year. Melissa


Envision Consulting Finds New Leader for AbilityFirst

Following an extensive search, Pasadena, CA-based Envision Consulting has helped to place Sergio Rizzo-Fontanesi as the new president and CEO of AbilityFirst. “From our first conversation with Sergio, the board was impressed by his profound empathy, strategic thinking, and deep understanding of our values,” said Kathryn Sanders Platnick, board chair of AbilityFirst. “I knew immediately that he was


Nolan Partners Assists United States Tennis Association with CFO Search

Nolan Partners, an Excel Sports Management company, has placed Kevin Flaherty as chief financial officer of United States Tennis Association (USTA) in White Plains, NY. “Congratulations to Kevin Flaherty on his recent appointment as CFO of United States Tennis Association,” Nolan Partners said in a LinkedIn post. “Thank you to our partners at USTA for trusting us


Griffith Group Expands Search Staff

Toronto-based executive recruitment firm Griffith Group Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Daniel Atlin as associate of leadership assessment and coaching. “Griffith Group Executive Search is very pleased to announce that Daniel Atlin will be joining the team as our associate, leadership assessment and coaching expert,” the firm said in a LinkedIn post. “A very


Global Hiring Intentions Hold Steady from Q2, Drop Year-over-Year

Global hiring intentions are holding strong for the third quarter of 2024, with a Net Employment Outlook (NEO) of 22 percent, though outlooks weaken since Q3 2023 according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. The survey, which gathered data from over 40,000 employers across 42 countries, reveals that while the NEO remains unchanged from


Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Seeking Chief Development Officer for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, has been retained by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to lead in its search for a chief development officer. The assignment is being led by Gerard F. Cattie Jr. Reporting directly to the president and serving on the executive leadership team, the chief development officer will be responsible


HARTZ Search Recruits CHRO for LCMC Health 

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk-taking, and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,


DRiWaterstone Human Capital Names CEO

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has appointed Doug Trout as its new CEO succeeding Jennifer Dunlap, who has served as president and CEO since the organization opened its doors in 2001. Ms. Dunlap will continue to serve as an advisor to the CEO and to work with a limited number of clients until her retirement from the organization

Deploying the Right Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Strategy to Drive Business Results

In a period of economic uncertainty, companies are reducing expenses on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B). Instead, they should be doubling down as the following case studies from DHR Global will show how you can drive business results through proactive and thoughtful DEI&B strategies. The right actions can unlock innovation, access new markets, design

HCAP Partners Secures Investment in FleetNurse  

HCAP Partners, a private equity firm and nationally recognized impact investor, has made an investment in FleetNurse, a provider of on-demand healthcare staffing solutions. HCAP Partners’ investment will support the company’s team buildout and fund further enhancements to the company’s technology offerings. In addition, the firm announced that Nicolas Lopez, principal at HCAP, will join FleetNurse’s board of directors.

The Bowdoin Group Names Three New Partners

The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm specializing in C-level search and strategic recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), announced that Paul Manning, Josh Gottlieb, and Lindsey Potvin were promoted to partners. The promotions occur during a critical time for the firm as it expands its executive search and client solutions services across health and technology markets.

Rewriting the Script for Investor Relations Recruitment

Not long ago, veteran executive recruiter Smooch Repovich Rosenburg came to her latest client, a global technology company, with a group of candidates for a pivotal investor relations officer role that had now come down to three finalists. One prospect had not yet served as an IRO, but was ready to make the transition; another

The Tolan Group Recruits CEO for PE-Backed U.S. Mobile Health Exams

The Tolan Group (TTG) has placed Shaun Ginter as CEO of U.S. Mobile Health Exams (USMHE) in Jacksonville, FL. He replaces Paul Hassan, who founded the company in 2011. Kaye Johnson, managing partner, and Jennifer Chee, vice president, led the search assignment. “I see tremendous growth opportunities at USMHE, and I’m thrilled to be leading this company

JM Search Assists Black Rifle Coffee Company with Chief Technology Officer Search

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies, and Fortune 1000s, recently placed Christopher Clark as the new CTO of Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) in Salt Lake City, UT.  Partner and co-IT executive practice leader Ben Millrood led the assignment along with partner Jamey Cummings. “Chris’s tremendous breadth of technology and supply chain experience

Jobless Claims Come in at Highest Mark Since January

The Labor Department reported that 218,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 21,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 6,000 from 203,000 to 197,000. The four-week moving average was 199,500, an increase of 8,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The

Massey Henry Adds Two Partners

Toronto-based executive search firm Massey Henry has appointed two new partners, Melissa Gallo and Alex Bunyan. Ms. Gallo specializes in executive recruitment services and Mr. Bunyan will co-lead the firm’s executive coaching and assessment practice. “Melissa and Alex will be incredible additions to our recruitment, coaching, and assessment teams,” said Michael Henry, founder and managing partner.

Private Equity Recruiting and What it Takes to Find the Right Candidates

For the private equity sector, the 1,704 deals that were made over the first three months of 2022 reflected a 22 percent drop from the same period a year earlier, and a 35 percent decline in value. Venture capital, meanwhile, saw a 13 percent decline in investment, from $184 billion in the fourth quarter of

ON Partners Recruits CMO for RentPath

ON Partners has placed Kathy Neumann as chief marketing officer for Atlanta-based RentPath, a marketing technology and services platform for the residential rental industry. RentPath is owned by Seattle, WA-based real estate company Redfin. Partners Jake Espenlaub and consultant Tindall Hein led the assignment. Ms. Neumann formerly served as a vice president of marketing at Chewy as

TurnkeyZRG Seeks Head Baseball Coach for Yale 

TurnkeyZRG has been called in by Yale University to lead its search for a new head baseball coach. John Stuper, who has coached the team since 1992, recently announced his retirement. Candidates should have the ability to organize and manage all facets of the school’s program: recruiting, scouting, individual instruction, budget planning, monitoring academic progress

Amrop Rosin Recruits CFO for Questrade

Toronto-based executive search and advisory firm Amrop Rosin has recruited Mike Vivaldi as the new group chief financial officer for Questrade Inc. “Mike is a dynamic, agile, and digitally-savvy leader for a dynamic, agile, and digital-first organization—who is ready for what’s next,” said Jeff Rosin, founder. Mr. Vivaldi is an experienced CFO with far reaching experience in public

Daversa Partners Names Managing Directors

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has appointed Charlotte Clark, Valerie Jabbonsky, Joanna Sisto, and Taylor Guthrie as managing directors, bringing more than 40 years of combined search experience to the firm’s leadership team. “With expertise ranging from consumer to enterprise, across seed to post-IPO companies – Clark, Jabbonsky, Sisto, and Guthrie’s ascension to

Remote Working in Private Equity 

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed working life. In-person attendance from Monday to Friday, set working hours, and a fixed workplace in the office appear to be in large part a thing of the past. Flexible arrangements now rule most workplace environments. To understand the new work norms in a post COVID-era in private equity,

Are You Ready to Interview for a C-Suite Position?

For many senior-level executives, there comes a moment when that perfect C-suite role appears, and it is time to apply. Whether this is a role that has surfaced in their current organization or in a different one, the idea of leading an organization at this level is exciting. However, if they haven’t interviewed for a C-suite position before, it can be difficult to know what

Artico Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for WorkBoard

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, recently recruited

Furst Group Recruits CEO for American Diabetes Association 

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has assisted in the recruitment of Charles Henderson as the new chief executive officer of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Mr. Henderson, who served as interim CEO for the previous six months, was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates to serve in this

Coulter Partners Opens Office in Milan

Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners has opened a new office in Milan. The firm also named Francesca Lazzarin as executive director and Giuliana Milioto as research associate. They will work across Europe with a particular focus on the Italian market, alongside recently appointed Yasemin Holland, senior research associate. “These new colleagues will particularly enrich the firm’s

5 Tips for Launching a Second Career

The pandemic has left many people recalibrating their career choices. Americans quit 4.5 million jobs in March—a record. Some are burned out; others want more purposeful work. Whatever their reasons may be, many employees are looking at transitioning into a second career, experts say. “There might be some initial hiccups but finding a new line of

AboveBoard Raises $6 Million in Funding

AboveBoard, an inclusive platform for executive placement that is increasing representation of black, Latinx and female professionals on boards and at the C-suite/VP level, has raised $6 million in seed funding, bringing its funding to date to $9 million. AboveBoard received the $6 million in funds from its sister company, True. “In partnership with AboveBoard,

Frederickson Partners Seeks Chief People and Inclusion Officer for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while chief human resource officers play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with

Greenwood /Asher & Associates Seeks Provost for Louisiana State University

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been enlisted to find the next executive vice president and provost for Louisiana State University’s (LSU) flagship campus in Baton Rouge. Betty Asher, co-founder, and Julie Holley, senior executive search consultant, are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. “Louisiana State University is seeking an exceptionally

Leathwaite Names Co-Leader of Global HR Practice

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has recently expanded with the addition of Chris Smith. Based in London, he will co-lead Leathwaite’s global HR practice, while also steering and accelerating the firm’s strategy of ongoing diversification outside its core markets of financial & professional services. “We are delighted to welcome Chris to Leathwaite,” said Tom Pemberton, co-head

True Search Recruits CEO for Match Group

Executive recruiting firm True Search has assisted in the recruitment of Bernard Kim as the new chief executive officer of Match Group, a provider of digital technologies designed to help people make meaningful connections. Shar Dubey will be stepping down from the company’s top post at the end of the month. Todd Zangrillo, Agata de Reyes, and Ish Elhelbawey

Isaacson, Miller Places CHRO for Michigan State University

Following a national search, Isaacson, Miller has placed Christina K. Brogdon as the first vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer for Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. Ms. Brogdon will start her new role on June 1, replacing Richard Fanning, who has been leading the university’s human resources organization on

Kincannon & Reed Recruits New Leader for Center for Food Integrity

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed has assisted in the recruitment of Mickie French as the new executive director of the Center for Food Integrity (CFI). She takes over for Terry Fleck, who announced his retirement late last year. Principals Paul Izenstark, Jon Leafstedt, and Jared Spader led the assignment. “Bringing a wealth of knowledge with her to the role,

CarterBaldwin Recruits Chief People Officer for CMSPI 

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has helped to place Beth Ward as chief people officer for CMSPI, an independent global payments consultancy based in Manchester, U.K. The assignment was led by partner Jennifer Sobocinski and consultant Ted Wieber. Ms. Ward, who is certified as a senior professional in human resources, is CMSPI’s first CPO and will lead

Hudson Global Posts 50.7 Percent Revenue Gain

Old Greenwich, Conn.-based recruiting firm Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) has posted first quarter revenues of $51.9 million, an increase of 50.7 percent from the same period a year ago. Americas revenue of $14.6 million increased 220 percent, Asia-Pacific revenue of $31.1 million rose by 30 percent, and Europe revenue jumped 40 percent to $6.2 million. Net income increased

Mining Executive Talent for the Web3 Ecosystem

Joe Suliman, managing director and head of Daversa Partners’ Boston office, is bullish on cryptocurrency and NextGen companies in general. Supply is high, executives want to hear about opportunities with these businesses, and demand is through the roof. In 2021 alone, Mr. Suliman points out, the latest evolution of internet technology, known as Web3, reaped $33

How the Chief People Officer is Reinventing HR

The human resource function has changed dramatically over the past 25 or so years. This change is reflected in the creation of new titles for the head of that area. Chief human resources officer, chief people officer, chief human capital officer, and others have replaced longstanding titles such as human resources director, lead, or manager

Kirk Palmer Associates Recruits Chief Design and Merchandising Officer for Fabletics

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and respond to ambiguity, according to a recent search firm report. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail, and the unpredictable pace of

Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner to Launch New U.S. Media & Entertainment Practice

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Jonathan Davies as a partner to launch a new U.S. media and entertainment practice for the firm, based in Los Angeles. “Jonathan is an incredible addition to our team and a great example of our commitment to continuing to expand our media and digital expertise,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “We are

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